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slug gun scope: Leopold vs Nikon

I was just wondering if anybody had any insight to how comparable Nikon's shotgun scopes are compared to Leopold. I currently have a Bushnell dusk to dawn on my Mossberg 695 and am looking to upgrade. I have always loved Leopold scopes, their quality and customer service are second to none. Nikon seems to be doing alright and their prices seem lower. Is what you pay for what you get when you compare these two? I'm not.looking to shoot any further than 200 at a range. Thanks for your input.
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Re: slug gun scope: Leopold vs Nikon

Nikon.

The blue collar Leopold's have gotten a bit sketchy in quality IMHO.

Bear in mind, its my opinion. Not to down talk Leopold, but to stay marketable on the lower end of the cost spectrum some quality had to slip.

Nikon has both low and Top end merchandise as well, but with them you don't get the "brand name" tax.

I have a 308win with a Nikon 4x12x40 and prefer it over my 30-06 with a 2.5x7x40 Leopold.

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Re: slug gun scope: Leopold vs Nikon

Thanks for your input Ken.
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Re: slug gun scope: Leopold vs Nikon

My vote goes to Leupold. I have been using their scopes for over 40 years. Not ONE problem EVER!

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My vote goes to Leupold. I have been using their scopes for over 40 years. Not ONE problem EVER!
I have all Leupold scopes on my guns including my savage 220F slug gun. I have never had any issues with any of them. I can't speak for Nikon, but based of what I've read in the past I don't think you can go wrong with either one.

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Re: slug gun scope: Leopold vs Nikon

Hey Runningdeer, Which Leupold do you have on the 220F? I was looking at going with the vxII 2-7x33 and was debating on which reticle. It seems like the LR or heavy duplex seem to be the selections on the shotgun scopes.
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Hey Runningdeer, Which Leupold do you have on the 220F? I was looking at going with the vxII 2-7x33 and was debating on which reticle. It seems like the LR or heavy duplex seem to be the selections on the shotgun scopes.
I have the VXi 2x7x33 with a duplex reticle. I believe this scope can be purchased with the standard duplex, heavy duplex, or the LR duplex. I remember reading a review by Chuck Hawk that was beneficial before I purchased.

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Re: slug gun scope: Leopold vs Nikon

thank you very much, that would be my front runner so far!
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Re: slug gun scope: Leopold vs Nikon

I have a bushnell doa on my 220f, it has the rain guard coating and has never failed me even in fog when my buddy's 3 times expensive Leupold was all foggy with mist on the lense and he couldn't pickup the deer , I did , BANG dead 8pt.!!
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Re: slug gun scope: Leopold vs Nikon

I am going to agree with Ken S. I have multiple rifles, I started about five years ago replacing some of the junk glass on them with Nikon. I now have 6 Nikons 2 old Redfield and one New Redfield.

Me personally I like the Nikon more than the new Redfield. I liked the old Redfield just something about the new ones I cant put my finger on, I just like the Nikonís better.

My opinion the Nikon is your best bang for your buck.

I too would not talk down a Leopold, very nice scope, you are paying for the name as well as the scope.

I have 3 rifle that still have Bushnell scopes on and as soon as some funds free up. They will be getting Nikon Glass.
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